book watercolor by Helen McLaughlin

Wondering what we're doing here? This explains it, but for the tl;dr crowd (don't worry, I got you):

Beginning February 1st, I’m writing a daily report here, one that documents my progress toward a long-imagined—but not yet executed—dream of creating a small book on wonder (of which I've already written a good portion of the content). I’m committing to showing up to do the work for an hour every day, every single day of the month, and I’m committing to full transparency with you about how that creative hour is spent, for better or for worse. Let's dive in.




Sleep Rating



Last Quarter



What I did

Combed through Nick Bantock's The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity. Made notes. Investigated Susannah Conway's approach to creating e-courses. Started to sketch out the big picture journey I want my readers to go on within themselves. I'm getting warmer; my book will be a kind of apprenticeship.

Time spent

2:30 p.m.—3:34 p.m. CST


What I learned today (in haiku form):

I have been courting / this magic my whole life, yet / it feels novel, still.